Funny how Muslim women are “oppressed,”
yet there are 20,000 new converts to Islam every year with women outnumbering men 4 to 1.
That means 80 % of converts to Islam are women.
I made my Reverts and Reversion Stories video public again!
The Prophet -Sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam- says,
"… and that you deal with people as you would like them to deal with you."
This principle -may Allah preserve you-, that you deal with people how you’d like to be dealt with:
- How would you like people to give you Naseehah?
- Would you like them to advise you with force?
- With foul language? With violence? Or with kindness?
As Allah says, "Repel evil with that which is better. Then verily, he between whom and you there was enmity, will become as though he was a close friend." (Fussilat 41:34)
Salam everyone! I have been and OFFICIAL revert since January this year! I say official because I’ve felt like a Muslim for far longer than that, I just took my shahada in January. The one problem I seem to run into time and time again has to do with my reversion story. I don’t really mind telling people because there really IS NO story. I studied many, many, many religions for about 6 years and Islam is the one that fit me. It’s the one I agree with the most and it’s the one I love. When people (mostly online) ask me about my reversion story and I tell them, they always seem to be waiting for something more, like I should have some kind of soul-crushing experience that led me to Islam.
The second problem I have (even after saying that I’ve studied religions) is that born-Muslims seem to think reverts (or at least in my case) no absolutely nothing about our ummah. Even if I tell them over and over and over again that I already know everything they are trying to “teach” or “advise” me on. It’s so frustrating and it makes me not want to interact with many born-Muslims.
Wa alaykum asalaam
I don’t study, so perhaps some of my followers who have been preparing for exams could help out on this one inshaaAllah. :3
Question: A relative of mine loves to read the Quran only he is not good at Arabic grammar and rules of recitation; what should he do?
Answer: He should strive to read correctly, to understand what he is reading, and not be hasty. He should learn to recite from someone who knows better than him. By working hard, he gains a great reward, for the Prophet said,
The best of you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it. [Al-Bukhari no. 5027]
And he said,
The person who is proficient in the Quran is with the honourable, pious and just scribes (in heaven). As for the person who reads the Quran, though it is difficult for him and though he stutters, he has two rewards.
[Al-Bukhari no. 4937 and Muslim no. 798]
Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 7 Page 75
First of all I’m deeply sorry for the unmentioned hiatus.
I was going through some personal matters which are explained on my other blog here
I’ll be updating this blog regularly again inshaaAllah.
Just to remind everyone my ask box is open for anyone in need of it or for suggestions on what knowledge you would like to see here.
And may Allah Guide us and show us Mercy, Ameen.
La Illaaha il’Allah
It’s meaning - There is none who has the right to be worshipped except Allaah.
Its pillars are:
- The negation phrase “ there is no deity worthy of worship (Laa Ilaaha)
- The confirmation phrase “ except Allaah (IllaaAllaah)
The phrase: “there is no deity worthy of worship” negates all other false objects of worship while the phrase “except Allaah” confirms that there is only one true God worthy of worship who has no partners.
The conditions of the Shahaadah (testimony of Faith) are eight:
1. `Ilm (Knowledge): Knowledge of it’s meaning - what is confirmed by it and what is negated by it. As previously stated it was mentioned that the meaning of: “There is none that has the right to be worshipped except Allaah” is that all other objects of worship that mankind set up as partners with Allaah are false.
2. Yaqeen (Certainty): Certainty of it’s meaning, free from doubt or suspicion. This means on must be upon certainty that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah.
3. Al-Ikhlaas (Sincerity): This means the sincerity the servant has towards only his Lord, in all acts of worship. For example, if anyone deviates from this sincerity to Allaah and directs it toward a Prophet, a walee, an idol, a king, the jinn or any other false object of worship, than certainly he is guilty of committing shirk (polytheism) and has contradicted this condition of the Shahaadah (testimony of Faith), which is Sincerity.
4. As-Sidq (Truthfulness): It’s meaning is to speak the truth in order to remove any traces of hypocrisy. This is the meaning of Sidq. It also means to observe truthfulness with the tongue as well as the heart. If sidq is only observed by the tongue and not by the heart, then this condition of sidq (truthfulness) has not been met.
5. Al-Mahabbah (Love): It’s meaning is to love Allaah. The declaration of the Shahaadah requires that the person loves Allaah. If someone declares his faith but does not love Allaah then he’s at a stage of kufr, where he doesn’t enter into Islam, as was the way of the hypocrites. The proof for this is in the saying of Allaah:
"Say (O Muhammad, to mankind) if you really love Allaah then follow me. Allaah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allaah is oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [Surah Aali `Imran: 31]
6. Al-Inqiyaad (Compliance): One must comply with the obligations of the Shahaadah. This means to carry out all the obligatory duties with faith and certainty that these obligations are the rights your Lord has over you. If one fails to worship Allaah and to adhere to his Legislation, showing arrogance and animosity towards it, then he is not from the believers, as was the case with Iblees (the Devil) and others of his nature.
7. Al-Qubool (Acceptance): One must accept the Shahaadah and its meaning. This means accepting all its conditions with sincerity and worshipping only Allaah. It also entails leaving off that which is worshipped besides Allaah as equals, whilst being firm on this and pleased with it.
8. Rejection of anything worshipped besides Allaah: The meaning of this condition is that one must stay clear of and distance himself from all acts of worship other than the worship of Allaah. And he must recognize, with certainty that all acts of worship, which are not done solely for Allaah, are false and to be rejected.
Allaah says in the Qur’aan:
"Whoever disbelieves in the Taghoot (false deities and systems) and believes in Allaah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allaah is the All=Seeing, All-Knowing." [Surah Al-Baqarah: 256]
['Abdul-'Azeez bin Baaz; Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa [vol. 1, pg. 231]]
Translator: Muhammad Islam
For anxiety and sorrow:
اللّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَمِّ وَ الْحُزْنِ، والعَجْزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْلِ والجُبْنِ، وضَلْعِ الدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَةِ الرِّجال
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal-hammi walhazani, wal’ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal
O Allah, I seek refuge in You from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i.e. others).
Al-Bukhari 7/158. See also Al-Asqalani, Fathul-Bari 11/173
Shaykh Ibn Uthaymin: “The Prophet was the best one with his family and his wives. He spoke with them and listened to them.”
[al-Liqa ash-Shahri 79]
"Some of the youth make a mistake when they enter into Islam, thus
they distance themselves from their parents or they disassociate from
them or they do not visit them, or treat them kindly. And no doubt this
is a mistake. It is required for him to be a good companion to his
parents and to strive to be kind to his parents. And he should not obey
them if they call him to disbelief and associating partners with Allah
the Exalted. And there is no contradiction between these two affairs.
There is no contradiction between being a good companion to the
parents while at the same time not obeying them in their call to
associating partners with Allah the Exalted. “
- Interacting with Non-Muslim Parents-A Guide for the New Muslim–Sh. Abdur-Razzaaq Al-Badr
Asmaa Ibn Ubayd said:
“Two men of the people of innovations came to Ibn Sireen and said: ‘O Aba Bakr, shall we tell you some hadith?’ he said: ‘No!’ they said: ‘Then we recite for you some verses from the book of Allah?’ he said: ‘No! It’s either you leave me alone or I will leave!’. When they left he said: ‘I was afraid he recite some verse for me and distort it’s meaning and then it settles in my heart forever.’”.
[Related by ad-Darami 1/81]
It is reported that Imām Al-Zuhrī (may Allāh have mercy on him) said:
"We used to sometimes come to a scholar and what we learned of his manners was more beloved to us than the knowledge we took from him."
[Abū Nuʿaym, Ḥilyatu Al-ʾAwliyāʾ #4575]